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Difference between standard surgery and da vinci robotic surgery?

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Answered 2007-12-20 12:59:30

Da Vinci is a form of Laparoscopic Surgery where the Surgeon sits at a remote consul to perform the operation. Because the skin incisions are only large enough for the instruments to pass through the small tube that penetrates the skin it is less traumatic than regular Surgery with a shorter recovery time and minimal scaring. The patient is draped in the standard manner and attended by the Anesthesiologist with the Surgical Technologist remaining at the patient's side throughout the operation to exchange tips on the various laparoscopic instruments used during the case. The Surgeon is able to control the inserted instruments from the remote consul within the OR. As with all laparoscopic procedures the Surgeon and sterile team must be ready to open the patient and convert to a conventional open procedure if the required access is not sufficient via this mode of Surgery or if complications occur.

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